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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
NY Mets0 0 4 2 0 2 0 1 1 10150
Atlanta0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 250
  W: J. deGrom (4-6)   L: J. Teheran (5-5)
4:20 PM PT5:20 PM MT6:20 PM CT7:20 PM ET19:20 ET23:20 GMT7:20 4:20 PM MST6:20 PM EST6:50 PM VEN3:20 UAE (+1)6:20 PM CT, June 18, 2019
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Braves' Teheran, Mets' deGrom set for showdown

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New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

  1. The Mets and Braves have played just one series so far this season, with the division rivals splitting the four games in Atlanta. The Braves are 61-36 against the NL East since the beginning of last season, the best divisional record in the National League over that span.
  2. The Mets dropped three of four to the Cardinals in New York, with three of the games decided by a single run, 1-2 record for the Mets. New York has played 25 games this season decided by a single run, tied for second most in MLB (Ari, 27).
  3. The Braves took two of three from the visiting Phillies over the weekend, including a 15-1 win on Sunday. Atlanta has hit 19 home runs in its last seven games, all at home, its most in any seven-game span since July 2006.
  4. J.D. Davis went 5-for-11 in the four-game series with the Cardinals, including a career-high four hits on Saturday. Davis is batting .304 and slugging .500 against right-handed pitching this season.
  5. Josh Donaldson went 7-for-13 against the Phillies with a home run in each of the three games. It is the eighth streak of three-plus games with a home run in his career. His career-long streak of four straight games with a home run came in May 2015, his MVP season with Toronto.
  6. Mike Soroka allowed a career-high 10 hits and five earned runs in his last start, a no-decision against the Pirates in Atlanta on June 12. Soroka has not lost in ten consecutive starts and he is 2-0 with a 0.73 ERA in two career starts against the Mets, both in 2018.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/17/2019 thru 6/19/2019
(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Jacob deGrom has feasted against the Atlanta Braves. Julio Teheran has done likewise against the New York Mets.

Something will have to give on Tuesday when deGrom (3-6, 3.38) goes toe-to-toe against Teheran (5-4, 2.92) in the second game of a three-game series in Atlanta between the two N.L. East rivals.

DeGrom, the reigning Cy Young Award winner, allowed two earned runs over seven innings while striking out eight against St. Louis in his last outing on June 13. In three appearances in June, deGrom has a 2.29 ERA -- allowing no more than two runs in a game -- with 25 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings.

The right-hander has a 1.86 ERA in 116 career innings against the Braves, his lowest ERA against an opponent from the N.L. East. In his last eight starts against the Braves, deGrom has allowed eight runs in 53 innings for a 1.36 ERA.

In his last start against the Braves on April 14, deGrom allowed three runs on five hits and four walks, with nine strikeouts, in a 7-3 loss. He is 4-4 with a 2.31 ERA in 11 starts in Atlanta.

The Braves won the first game of the series 12-3 on Monday and lead the season series 3-2. The loss dropped the Mets four games under .500 as they begin an 11-game road trip that could make or break their season.

"We need to get to .500," New York manager Mickey Callaway said. "We talked about it (Monday morning) as a group. We need to get to .500 and start adding on past that."

DeGrom will be tasked with stopping an Atlanta offense that has scored double-digit runs six times in June. The Braves have won their last two games by a combined 27-4 and have scored at least five runs in 10 of their last 11 games.

Among the hottest hitters has been center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. He has a nine-game hitting streak and is 7-for-10 over the last two games. Acuna is hitting .409 (18-for-44) with three homers during the streak. He lifted his batting average to .301.

"Everybody in our lineup can do damage," second baseman Ozzie Albies said. "We just have to keep it going."

That's good news for Teheran, who has beaten the Mets more than any other team in his career. The native of Colombia is 10-7 with a 2.35 ERA in 26 appearances, 25 starts, against New York.

Teheran has pitched well over the last month. In his previous five starts, Teheran is 2-0 with a 0.98 ERA. He has allowed six runs, three earned, over his last 27 2/3 innings, without yielding a home run.

Teheran beat the Mets on April 14 when he pitched six innings and allowed only one run on six hits and two walks, striking out six.

In his last start on June 13 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Teheran pitched six innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks. He had not surrendered a run in his two previous starts.

"It was very evident to me that he was on a mission," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said after Teheran beat the Pirates.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 18, 2019

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